Sept. 21, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Three different players scored goals and Navy (2-3-2) recorded its first shutout of the season en route to a 3-0 non-conference victory at George Washington (3-4-0) on Saturday in rainy conditions at the GW Soccer Field.
The Mids had another strong performance after taking No. 21 UMBC to double overtime on Tuesday.
"I thought we played well again," said head coach Dave Brandt. "I think there has been a lot of that lately so we're frustrated because we're a better team than our record shows. But it's good to get the win. An important thing for us is to develop a rhythm and a will to win and we're working hard at that."
Navy dominated the run of play throughout and out shot the host Colonials, 22-9 and held an 8-2 edge in corner kicks. Navy limited the George Washington offense to just three shots on goal in the shutout victory.
Sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski (Catonsville, Md.) scored in the 20th minute to give the Mids an early lead. Junior midfielder Geoff Fries (Broken Arrow, Okla.) sent the pass to Dubyoski who fired a shot on goal from 20 yards out. George Washington goalkeeper Jean-Pierre van der Merwe deflected the shot but Dubyoski had enough on it for it to carry into the goal.
The goal was Dubyoski's team-leading fourth goal of the season and his second of the week.
Junior Joseph Greenspan (Westfield, N.J.) scored at the 66:00 mark on a nice set piece. Senior Martin Sanchez (Salisbury, Md.) served a free kick into the box from 35 yards out to sophomore Derek Vogel (Long Beach, Calif.) who headed it to the right side of the box. Greenspan then connected with his head for his second tally of the year.
Navy added a third goal in the 78th minute when senior Patrick Sopko
(Gloucester, Va.) slid a ball through the GW backline to a cutting Alex Evans
(Fr., Lansdale, Pa.) who fired on goal from 25 yards out. van der Mawre came off his line and blocked the shot, but the ball traveled 20 yards up in the air and then came down behind him and bounced into the goal.
Dubyoski almost scored again late in the game, but had two of his shots hit off the post in three-minute span.
"I think we've done a good job so far this season creating chances," said Brandt. "It was good that three went in but I'm still concerned that we're missing chances. In tighter games when you're not going to get that many we need to develop the habit of putting them in. We're part of the way there on that, like a lot of other things."
Senior goalkeeper Gavin Snyder (Severna Park, Md.) relieved an injured Aaron Dupere (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) in the fourth minute to earn his first win of the season. Snyder made three saves in his 86:54 minutes of play, including a diving stop in the 73rd minute.
Snyder was aided by a strong defensive effort by Greenspan and Vogel, Navy's center backs who each played the full 90 minutes.
Navy will have one more non-conference game before Patriot League play begins next Saturday against Boston University. The Mids will play at Virginia Tech on Tuesday evening in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3.com. Virginia Tech (3-1-2) played top-ranked North Carolina to a 0-0 draw on Friday.